Perl is an effective programming language that's regularly used for making CGI scripts and a number of web-based applications. One of its main advantages is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code which are designed to do multiple tasks and to extend the performance of a certain script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. In other words, when five processess should be performed, you can employ five lines of program code to call each one of the modules instead of including hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules within your script. Perl is very handy and it may be used for various purposes, that's why a number of corporations have integrated it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It's generally used along with other programming languages such as PHP or Python.
Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting
You're able to use CGI scripts and applications written in Perl with any of our Linux shared website hosting packages because we have a rich library of over 3000 modules installed on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform so as to ensure that all the dependencies for a custom-made or a ready-made script are there whenever you need them. You'll be able to run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually via your website, or automatically through a cron job that will run a specific file on regular intervals. If the package that you've bought does not come with cron jobs included, you'll be able to include as many as you would like from the Upgrades menu within your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Also, you have to ensure that the script file is provided with the proper executable permissions. When you use our shared packages, you can build a site with as many functions and features as you would like.
Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you want to include CGI scripts on your sites or any other Perl-based application for that matter, you won't experience any sort of problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you will be able to call each of them by including the path that you can find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. Every time you download some app from a third-party website, for instance, you can be sure that you'll be able to work with it regardless of the modules it needs to work. As long as your .pl files have the proper UNIX permissions to be executable, you can select whether a particular script will be executed manually by a guest doing something on your site, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every day, hour or minute according to your preference.